S. 1955 (109th): Health Insurance Marketplace Modernization and Affordability Act of 2006


Nov 2, 2005
109th Congress, 2005–2006

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on March 15, 2006, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Michael Enzi

Senator from Wyoming



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Last Updated: Apr 27, 2006
Length: 144 pages

About the bill

Full Title

A bill to amend title I of the Employee Retirement Security Act of 1974 and the Public Health Service Act to expand health care access and reduce costs through the creation of small business health plans and through modernization of the health insurance marketplace.

Summary (CRS)

4/27/2006--Reported to Senate amended.Health Insurance Marketplace Modernization and Affordability Act of 2006 - TitleI - Small Business Health PlansSection101 - Amends the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA) ... Read more >

The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.


Nov 2, 2005

This is the first step in the legislative process.

Mar 15, 2006
Reported by Committee

A committee has issued a report to the full chamber recommending that the bill be considered further. Only about 1 in 4 bills are reported out of committee.

This is a Senate bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “S.” in “S. 1955”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


7 cosponsors (6R, 1D) (show)
Committee Assignments

The committee chair determines whether a bill will move past the committee stage.

May 9, 2006 10:02 a.m.
Cloture Motion Agreed to 96/2
May 11, 2006 6:12 p.m.
Cloture Motion Rejected 55/43

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